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At Least 1000 Staff at Brighton to Be Rewarded with 20% Bonus After European Qualification
- Brighton ended the season in sixth place, earning a Europa League qualification
- The Seagulls have had an impressive season in 2022/23, with Guardiola admitting the team’s style of play was devastating
- As a result of their success, more than a thousand non-playing staff are set to benefit financially
Brighton owners are set to reward all staff of the football team, including the non-playing ones, with a 20% bonus thanks to the team’s success in the 2022/23 campaign.
Reports claim everyone who had a part to play at Brighton football club, from the tea lady to the highest paid footballer at the club, will benefit from the team’s recent feat of finishing in European places.
The Seagulls ended the season in sixth place with an impressive 62 points from 38 matches this season.
Fans were already looking forward to European football for next season with two matches to go, as Roberto De Zerbi's team has looked extremely good on the pitch for months since the Italian took charge of the club.
According to TalkSport, the bonus scheme was devised by Brighton chief executive, Paul Barber, back in 2017 in a bid to create a sense of unity within the club.
All staff were reportedly sent a personal email by Barber on Sunday, May 21, after Brighton confirmed at least a seventh-place finish after beating relegated Southampton 3-1.
At the time, only Aston Villa could mathematically leapfrog Brighton, but by the end of the season, Villa finished in seventh, a place below the south coast club despite Unai Emery’s side beating Brighton 2-1 on the final day of the season.
As a result of their sixth-place finish, at last 1000 members of the Brighton staff will have their annual salary increased by 20%, according to The Times.
It is a new chapter for Brighton fans as this will be the first time Brighton are playing in a European competition in the club’s history.
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The only worry at the moment for the club is the potential departures as De Zerbi hinted at preparing for life without the duo of Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister.
Mac Allister, 25, was an emotional figure at full time after the Aston Villa game as he may have potentially played his last game for the club, with Liverpool tipped to sign the superstar.
Premier league prize money
Sports Brief also reported on the prize money set to be received by 2022/23 Premier League champions Manchester City.
The Citizens will be pocketing an estimated £160million for finishing top of the Premier League standings.
City will take home a further £100million in the event they win the Champions League, while the FA Cup will see them handed £4m.
The broadcast pot shared among the 20 top-flight clubs grew again to more than £2.5 billion.